Most weekends are pretty crazy for me, in the best way possible, and this past weekend was no different. Sitting in a car for three hours from Connecticut to New Jersey, watching not one but TWO live wrestling shows, and finally another three hour ride to go eat smothered cheese fries at Denny’s; I love it all. In fact, it’s what I live for, and I plan on sharing as much of that as I can with you readers (not the cheese fries though). So without further ado, I present you with the first of two recaps from this past Saturday, and of course I’m talking about Women Superstars Uncensored, or WSU, Unshakable!
Veda Scott vs. Samantha Heights (with Chrissy Rivera)
Before the match begins, Veda gets on the microphone and cuts a short promo. The most notable part about the promo is that it seems Veda is now a face. Only time will tell whether this is a permanent change, or just one to keep the face/heel dynamic for this particular match. Veda is jumped from behind by Heights to begin the match. Heights grabs one of Veda’s kicks and lifts her up for a sit-out powerbomb for a 2 count. Samantha dominates from there, until Veda hits a Regalplex for another 2. After some more distraction from Chrissy on the outside, Heights gets Veda in the corner and hits a couple running bootscrapes, which she does from the apron.
Veda fights back though, and manages to hit a diving clothesline from the second rope, followed by a rolling Koppo kick which gets her a 2 count. Veda follows up shortly after with the Shining Wizard, but Chrissy pulls the ref out of the ring. Heights captures Veda in a slight variation of the small package, but Veda is able to shift the maneuver to her advantage, earning her the win.
Winner: Veda Scott
Immediately after the match, Veda is once again attacked by both Samantha and Chrissy. Out to make the save is Solo Darling who runs off Veda’s attackers, though not before Chrissy steals Solo’s Slurpee and dumps it into a trashcan. Solo tends to Veda, but Veda wants no part of being aided by her nemesis, and walks to the back on her own. Not really a fantastic match, but nothing bad about it either, and it managed to entertain the small crowd of about 200.
Solo Darling vs. Brittany Blake
Still upset at the loss of her Slurpee, Solo is ready to fight, and her opponent tonight is the holder of the CZW Dojo Wars Medal of Valor, Brittany Blake. Solo is phenomenal at getting the crowd into the match, and this was no different. Brittany hits a great front dropkick from the top rope, and transitions into a seated full nelson using her legs. Solo fights out, only to get locked into Blake’s finishing submission, the Bad Omen (tequila sunrise). Solo crawls her way to the ropes to break the hold, and the two women begin to fight on the outside. Before returning to the ring, Solo obtains a container of what looked like orange juice from a fan at ringside. Solo rolls Brittany into the ring and hits a stunner, then proceeds to drink the juice, which leads to Solo having a sugar rush. The Squirrel Girl hits a nice spear, but only gets 2. Brittany regains the upper hand briefly and goes for a double stomp, but Solo moves and hits a spinning fisherman’s neckbreaker to get the win.
Winner: Solo Darling
Solo offers a handshake, but Blake merely slaps her hand away and walks out, leaving Solo to celebrate with the fans. Much shorter than the last match, but Solo’s charisma and some decent offense from both kept this match exciting.
Annie Social vs. Mia Yim
Somewhat hilariously, Annie Social came to the ring wearing a Marti Bell t-shirt. This match starts off with Mia attempting multiple spinning backfists, but Annie ducks each one while giving Mia the double middle finger. Finally Annie hits a clothesline and gets a 2 count. There were a couple good counters in this match, such as a leg-stunner across the top rope, and a nice dragon screw earning Mia a 2 count. The end came when Mia hit a bridging back suplex, immediately followed by a package piledriver.
Winner: Mia Yim
Mia dominated for most of this match, and there’s really not much more to say about this one. It will be interesting to see what direction they take Annie in now that the Chicks Using Nasty Tactics are apparently no longer a team.
Marti Bell vs. Jenny Rose
I’d just like to say that Marti Bell is one of my favorites when it comes to fan interactions. Whether she’s heel or face, she always makes some of the best remarks to fans, and does so in a way that doesn’t hinder the match at all. Jenny starts the match by going for various quick pinning combinations, but Marti kicks out of all of them and quickly gains control of the match, mostly through use of dirty tactics. At one point, Marti began pulling the hair, and when the ref told her to “Stay off the hair,” she replied with “I have nice hair? Thanks.” Rose started making a comeback, first hitting a fisherman suplex and then a second rope clothesline, both of which earned her 2-counts, but Marti recovered by hitting The Stroke. Marti then placed a foot on the downed Rose in a cocky pin, but J-Ro capitalized by rolling her up for a surprise 3 count.
Winner: Jenny Rose
This may not have been a technical masterpiece, but this was definitely a very fun and enjoyable match.
Fella Twins Promo
Originally, this was supposed to be a WSU Tag Team Titles match, but both the Sea Stars (Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo) and their replacements, Willow Nightingale and MJ Jenkens, had to pull out for unknown reasons. So instead, the champions (Eddy McQueen & Rick Cataldo) came out for a promo. Both men came out wearing black dresses, and they stated that this was to symbolize the death of the tag division. Cataldo went on ranting and raving, getting cheap heat by claiming to be the “only male in the company to job to Kimber Lee and not fuck her afterward.” The duo then went on to proclaim “Fuck the women’s revolution, we’re divas, and divas will never be diminished.” After what seemed like an eternity of stumbled lines and general rambling, they announced an open challenge for their titles at the next show, and ended it by saying that the tag division is back. Overall this promo was not good at all, which is a shame because I really think the Fella Twins are pretty good in the ring, and was excited to see them fight either of their original opponents. The segment just seemed to drag on forever, and wasn’t executed well.
Jordynne Grace vs. Penelope Ford
Jordynne immediately begins lifting the Dojo Wars standout with her signature squat presses. An Irish whip to the corner is reversed, and Penelope goes for the handspring back elbow. Jordynne moves, then hits a sit-out powerbomb for the win in less than a minute.
Winner: Jordynne Grace
Su Yung (with Chrissy Rivera) vs. Tessa Blanchard
Right from the beginning of this semi-main event match, the women take the fight to the outside. Su sets up a chair on the floor, but Tessa hits a spear on the apron to halt her plans. After some back and forth battling on the floor, Yung gets the advantage and sits Tessa in the chair, then hits a flipping senton from the apron. Back in the ring now, Yung gets Tessa trapped in the tree of woe position, hitting some hard kicks to her spine and following up with a Rude Awakening-esque neckbreaker. The referee finally frees Tessa, who ducks a clothesline attempt and hits a desperation DDT. It’s not enough though, as Yung reaches her feet first, hitting a rope-hung Pedigree. Tessa somehow kicks out at 1, gets the upper hand, and hits her signature homage to her father, the slingshot back suplex. Chrissy has the ref distracted, however, allowing Samantha Heights to interfere and attack Tessa. The referee turns around just in time to see Su Yung hit the spinning Samoan driver and make the 3 count.
Winner: Su Yung
After the match, Su hit a DDT on the bare arena floor that would make Jake Roberts proud. This match was pretty good, and while I personally didn’t care for so much distraction or interference, it did a great job of continuing to build Chrissy’s Missfit stable as a threat.
WSU World Title Match
Cherry Bomb (C) vs. Allysin Kay
Cherry starts the match off with just about every heel tactic in the book, but Allysin doesn’t fall for any of it. Not until Cherry draws her to the outside at least, and it is here that she gains the advantage. She rolls Allysin back into the ring, and hits a series of beautiful running forearms to a seated Allysin in the corner. Cherry looks to keep the momentum going, but AK-47 hits a last-ditch DDT to bring both women to the ground. Both women beat the standing 10-count at about 8, and Kay hits a stunner to get a 2 count. Not wasting any time, Kay locks in her signature Boston Crab, but Cherry claws her way to the ropes to force a break. Kay, for whatever reason, has some words with the ref, giving time for Cherry to recover and hit her Best Superkick Ever. Kay ducks and the ref eats the kick. Kay sweeps Cherry to the mat and locks in the Crab once again, forcing Cherry to tap out, but there is no referee to see this. Kay relinquishes the hold and goes over to revive the ref, but after he comes to, Kay turns around and this time the Best Superkick Ever connects, giving Cherry Bomb the tainted win to retain her title.
Winner: Cherry Bomb to retain
Other than the ref bump that could be seen coming a mile away, this match was great and was well deserving of the main event spot. Both of these women should do very well in TNA if they continue to put on this quality of matches.
This show is by no means a can’t-miss show. The level of talent was certainly there, as this showcased some of the best women wrestlers on the planet right now, but there was very little story progression, and the entire card ended up being very underwhelming after all was said and done, for the simple fact that it felt there was nothing special or unique about it. That said, if you are looking for a chance to see some solid women’s wrestling and don’t mind the lack of story, I can definitely recommend this one for you, especially Yung vs. Blanchard and Scott vs. Heights. Remember, you can watch this event, and many other CZW and WSU events, over at CZWstudios.com for only $9.99 a month.
Stay tuned as I review the other half of this double-shot event, CZW Prelude to Violence, in the next day or two. Until then, I’m Dustin DeWinde, and this has been my first written review ever. Let’s all hope, for your sake and for mine, that I get better at writing these things in time.